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. the united states of america. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, president obama begins his second term, sunday, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house before noon eastern. coverage include your phone calls and a look at the 2009 inaugural address and then the public ceremony with the swearing in at noon eastern and other festivities, including the luncheon and the afternoon parade. coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and c- join the conversation on >> new features including video feeds from our c-span crew, on demand of the major events, individual -- visual blog page of behind-the-scenes photos. next, highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. and another chance to see chelsea clinton taking part in the national day of service event. in 2009, activities began with president-elect and mrs. obama attending church services across from the white house. they went to the white house and the motorcade for the coast and the inaugural address. here is a look at the activities from 2009. ♪ >> h
-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] [chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, the honorable diane feinstein. [cheers and applause] >> mr. president and vice president, mr. president elect and vice president elect, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 44th president of the united states of america. [applause] the world is watching today as our great democracy engages in this peaceful transition of power. here on the national mall where we remember the founders of our nation and those who fought to make it free, we gathered to etch another line in the solid stone of history. the freedom of a people to choose its leaders is the root of liberty. in a world where political strife is often settled with the violence, we come here every four years to bestow the power of the presidency upon our democratically elected leaders. those who doubt the supremacy of the ballot over the bullet can never diminish the po
>> barack obama is projected to be the next president of the united states. >> tonight ofrontline... >> they thought success would breed success. >> we'll move for a quick kill-- that's how they referred to it, "a quick kill on capitol hill." >> their leadership told the members, "no, just say no." >> there was a polarizing quality about barack obama that came roaring forward. >> he was in a position to make demands, and he didn't. >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> i think he understands that the glory days are over and everything's going to be more challenging. >> now he gets another chance to be the guy who united the country. >> in the week before his inauguration, a look back "inside obama's presidency." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.
minority. >> the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. >> many of them had attended obama's inauguration. they had seen that breathtaking spectacle of a million and a half people on the mall. and it felt like a wholesale repudiation of the republican party. >> they walked into that dining room as depressed as i've seen any elected members of congress. they lost every senate seat they could lose. they lost all these house seats. the numbers were so great that they thought that they weren't coming back again, not for an election or two, but maybe a generation or two. >> narrator: as the night wore on, the talk turned to the future. >> three hours, some of the brightest minds in the republican party debated how to be relevant. >> the point i made was that we had to be prepared in the tradition of wooden at ucla to run a full court press. and we had to see how obama behaved and to offer an alternative to what he wanted to do. >> so, they decided that they needed to begin to fight obama on everything. this meant unyielding opposition to every one of the obama administration's l
few days announced ambitious legislative proposals on gun reform in their own states. and of course federally, tomorrow ahead of schedule, president obama is set to unveil his own set of proposals in response to the newtown school shooting. the white house releasing this picture today of vice president biden, presenting his findings to the president and other cabinet members in a gun policy meeting. >> i can tell you that tomorrow the president and vice president will hold an event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents that event will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. he has also
states capital, for those of you in washington, d.c., where in exactly one week president obama's formal inauguration ceremony will take place. they rehearsed it over the weekend, complete withstand-ins for the president and chief justice john roberts. monday's swearing-in ceremony is just part of the pageantry. there's parades, concerts and, of course, huge crowds. cnn's brian todd join us live from the national mall with an update on all the preparations. exciting time, brian. >> reporter: well, joe, it's all coming together here, less than a week out. saw the shot you mentioned. that's the west front of the capital where the president's rise to the podium is being assembled. hundreds of seats up there for vips. speakers are set up along the reflecting pool. jumbotrons will come up soon. possibly the most crucial part of the whole setup, thousand, of po port-o-johns. you can't stage an event like this without those. this event may not be the same scale as four years ago but has every bit the symbolism and the importance. this year, it will be scaled down. if you call about 900,000 peop
formal state dinner that president obama has held, that's six in total. and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell had turned down at least two. and mcconnell even declined an invitation last spring when the university of kentucky men's basketball team was honored at the white house for winning the national championship. in 2011, the white house held a reception for newly elected members of the congress, only 27 of the new republican house members showed up. that's out of a record freshman class that totaled 87. more recently no elected republicans elected a white house screening of "lincoln" last month. had mitch mcconnell, john boehner, lamar alexander attended, they were all invited, they would have joined not only nancy pelosi, harry reid but steven spielberg, tommy lee jones. as tip o'neill famously said about his political foe, ronald reagan, love the sinner. hate the sin. when president reagan would invite the speaker, tip o'neill over to the white house for drinks and raise a glass to one another. there's no shortage of parties planned around inauguration
should provide the leadership for state legislators throughout the country. president obama may be restricted in terms of what he can do by executive order but we are anxious to see what can be implemented by the executive branch and to realize that america, this is more in terms of common sense. when we have something that is hurting our children so much and killing youngsters around the country, it is time for all of the groups to come together and not to argue with each other because this is not constitutional rights. this is common sense. we know that those people that incorporated the right to bear arms was not talking about the slaughter of children that's happened in newtown, connecticut. so i am so sorry to see that the state legislator there that spoke earlier has made this a personal political issue, but i'm so proud that new york state has moved forward. >> if you're proud of what new york has done, obviously there's not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody's going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection but do you think
caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you know, the biggest gun violence is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how do you -- >> so i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans should play this? >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said, how
states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-spons
through a lot of these issues. and that is the complicated relationship between the united states and russia, and specifically the relationship between president obama and now the re-elected president vladimir putin. four years after pledging a reset to relations with the russian president at the time, medvedev, obama's instead dealing with a newly reelected putin, who's shown no inclination to cooperate with the united states agenda. in fact, russia dpgone out of i way to block renewed trade negotiations with north korea. after the last meeting between the two men, president obama tried to focus on the few areas of agreement, like arms control. >> we agreed that we need to build on these successes. even as we recognize that there are going to be areas of disagreement and that we can find constructive ways to manage through any bilateral tensions. >> i want to focus on this, because i think this foreign policy challenge is the biggest one nobody talks about when it comes to the united states. it's russia. the president's ability to manage these tensions and president putin's willi
avenue. barack obama is the president of the united states. he is a very powerful man, responsible for many things. but he is not why most republicans have taken a pledge, saying they will never raise a dollar in taxes no matter what the budget deficit looks like. he is not why they decided to put the whole u.s. economy at risk if they don't get their way on spending cuts. he is not why the white house partnered with gun legislation, no matter how small, is tantamount to taking away guns, he is not why extreme movements like extreme ideas like going back to a gold standard in the middle of an economic crisis have taken root on the right. this country needs and deserves a better republican party. and there are a lot of people in the republican right now who want a better republican party who are trying to push it there. those people, i think include key leaders in the party, like the house republican leaders this week who are trying to talk their members down from the ledge. they include folks like david brooks who in saying that republicans look deeply unreasonable, they are tellin
credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to spend to congress. the result is the money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people in congress how they're trying to do their actual jobs. >> these are bills that are racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to find compromise on how to pay our debts, americans should not be stopped from paying the bills we racked up. >> the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows this. he proved it before, and he is not going to play games with economic stability. >> so we have to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here, they can act responsibly and pay america's bills. or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a ba
states has conducted a wide ranging search for solutions. today president obama renewed his call for common sense gun measures. >> are there some sensible steps that we can take to make sure that somebody like the individual in newtown can't walk into a school and gun down a bunch of children in a shockingly rapid fashion? and surely we can do something about that. >> the president mentioned the need for stronger background checks. he wants to regulate high capacity clips. he is calling for a meaningful assault weapons ban. vice president joe biden, he met with him today, also with the house democrats to get their input. but other congressional members say they don't believe any gun control bill will pass. really? senators kelly ayotte, also chuck grassley and angus king all say they're just willing to listen. and representative phil gingrey of georgia agrees. now, these are the people who get to vote on any kind of gun measure. but they're just waiting around, waiting to be impressed i guess with what somebody is going to show up with. senator john mccain took it a step further,
for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to tax and spend to the congress, and the congress alone. our current deficit is the result of money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people today how republicans in congress are trying to avoid doing their actual jobs. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> if the american people do not catch on to the severity of all of this, of defaulting on our debts, the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows this. he believes it. he has proved it before. and he is not going to play games with economic stability. >> so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and
. today, as he kicks off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. maze mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even t
to have a handgun in your household. scalia and the conservatives there invited congress and state legislatures to do the kinds of things obama is doing today. people who make the argument have no idea what they're talking about. >> ironically president obama, a constitutional scholar and scalia are in the same place on this issue. yes, you have the right, but not without responsibilities. okay. dr. peterson -- >> yes. >> i don't know if it gets more bizarre than this. i feel like every day there's a new bizarre from rush limbaugh. he has taken a very strange twist in his defense of gun enthusiasts. he's now claiming that they are the martin luther kings in this civil rights fight. >> if a lot of african-americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they would have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black
states of america. host:ing on the proposals president obama some specific legislation, 23 executive orders as we mentioned, and also a call for more federal research. louisiana, this is shanda, independent line. caller: yes. i just wanted to say, it's not about controlling guns in the hands of people who can buy guns under what the law says. criminals don't buy guns. criminals steal guns. and unless you can put a law into effect to keep criminals from breaking into people's houses and stealing guns, then making the gun laws tougher for the people that can actually buy guns to get them is not going to solve anything. host: ahead of the president's comments this morning, the hill reporting the national rifle association hours before the president debuted his plan to combat gun violence, they called the president, quote, an elitist hypocrite for opposing the gun lobby's proposal to place armed guards in schools. the white house reaction to that just before the president spoke, the white house says, the n.r.a. video referencing the president's daughters are, quote, repugnant and cowardl
and other economists that defaulting on the full faith and credit of the united states would be a financial disaster? >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy. >> and president obama reminded congress the economic damage done by playing games with the debt limit. >> the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, our aaa credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. our businesses created the fewest jobs of any month in nearly the past three years and, ironically, the whole fiasco actually added to the deficit. >> republicans basically had no choice but to retreat from their hard line position, negotiating with the american people. if the country defaulted, they would be responsible for a global economic collapse. the new plan for a three-month increase guarantees another debate in the next few months. okay, let's have it. it also shows republicans never had any intention on carrying out their threats. get your cell phones out. want to know what you think tonight. tonight's question, do republicans fi
and has a lot of voters in his home state. again, i think they are conscious about the way they go about this. i think they understand that there is this kind of stereo typical set piece in people's minds. obama wants to -- he secretly wants to ban guns and coming to take guns away. >> it's not a secret. he pro posed banning guns. >> there people who believe that obama would like to take gun away from everyone except police and security personnel. >> not just most. >> whatever he is doing now is say stocking horse for this grab that is waiting to come. that's another reason why biden is out in front. biden just has a little more credibility. they are worried about that and they will try not to seem like they are jaming it down anyone's throat. at the same time to get anything done, it will involve a fight with congress. so finding the needle here will be a tough political play. at the end of the day, i didn't think the president would follow-through as strongly as he has. he feels it in his gut. he said the worst day of his presidency was the day of the newtown shooting. he thought i can
negotiations moving forward with them. the secretary of state also spoke with the prime minister of algeria yesterday. she has had several conversations with him since this crisis first started. president obama spoke with prime minister david cameron, and he is being briefed regularly on the developments of this situation, alex. one problem, though, is getting information that is very difficult to get. information from that region. it's often quite murky. alex? >> especially under these circumstances. >> yes. >> let me gelt to the domestic front. wow. what happened in williamsburg? because the house gop agrees to temporarily lift the debt ceiling for three months. what kind of surprise was that? what does that do for the debate now? >> reporter: alex, i think it changes the debate, because house speaker john boehner, remember, initially said that any increase in the debt limit had to be offset with dollar for dollar spending consults. so what happened over the past several days that the republicans essentially moved off of that point. they agreed to increase the debt limit without spending
. president obama lays down his marker on the next fiscal fight fight facing congress in the country. will republicans fight back saying nothing will happen without more spending cuts? >>> state of play. democratic governors are moving fast to change gun laws in their states, will support on the state level help or hurt the white house push here in washington? promises promises. today a deep dive into a president obama pitched as candidate obama and what he did from that first inaugural speech to his announcement speech and, of course, when he accepted that nomination. we are looking back at all of it. it is very interesting and you should take look. good morning from washington. tuesday, january 15, 2013. this is the -- little bit late, "daly run-down." i'm chuck todd. first reads of the morning. with washington once again careening towards a fiscal crisis, this one now about debt and spending. the president used his last news conference of his first term to make it clear he intends to stand firm and refuse to negotiate over the debt limit. >> republicans in congress have would choi
was in the stand and stood up to take his hat off before the president of the united states and just as he squared with the reviewing stand, the president stood up in his car and tipped his hat to his father. >> this weekend, the 57 inauguration as president obama begins his term. live, shortly before noon eastern. it begins with a look back at the 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 a.m. eastern. and then on monday, with the swearing in at noon eastern and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon. live coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c-span, c- span radio, and join the conversation on facebook and twitter. senator patrick leahy. thank you for being with us. joining us is a congressional reporter for "the new york times" jennifer steinhauer and fawn johnson. let me begin with the comments made this past week as the president outlined his gun strategy. he made a passing reference to violent in media. you said you want to take a closer look at that part of the debate. how can congress legislate morality when it comes to gun violence or movies? >> movies and te
the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have sadly been filled by the obama administration and the united states congress and the courts and the majority of the mainstream media and by the american people. that is sadly the truth. when you look at what that means -- what is it mean for the people in guantanamo? the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that have of the prisoners in guantanamo have been cleared for release from that prison by a very sober and responsible group of government officials and lawyers and all the government departments and intelligence agencies in a report that was issued three years ago. as moe put it, these are not people who needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence on the united states and yet they have not been released. united states went to a very high level process of saying to these men that we don't want to will do any more and then did not release them. in about half of these cows, the men were previously cleared for release by a military review
violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country, making our case, and we're going to let their voices -- the voices of the american people be heard. >> sir, what do you think this organization is actually going to be able to accomplish? do you think it can match what the obama reelection campaign was able to do? >> yes, i do. and i'll tell you why, this really isn't about the power of the presidency versus the power of the nra. it's about the power of the people. and as you've seen in poll after poll since newtown, there's about a 16-point increase in the number of people from about 39% to 54% number of people who believe that we need smarter g
to state dinners that president bush hosts and you don't go to any that president obama hosts, i think right there the proof is in the pudding. let's go to washingt"washington pulitzer political analyst eugene robinson. eugene. >> i'm just imagining the next press conference the first one in the new term, somebody asks, mr. president, can you produce evidence you like a good party. item not sure this is a serious discussion. he's a friendly enough guy. >> they're making it a reflection of hiss leadersh lea abilities, to be a leader you have to pull people in, socialize with them and got to know them families. guess what. you can invite people over. if they don't come, is the responsibility on you? at that point, they've got the problem. >> he is president. i suppose he could dispatch secret service to haul them in. short of that, i don't know what he can do to make people come over. some people are more touchy feely than other people. that doesn't change the fact we live in a much more ideological age, where people just kind of turn their backs on each other ideologically in terms of p
to help prevent damages from future natural disasters in coastal states. it is not part of president obama's national ocean policy this program is supported but to a competitive grant program first authorized by president bush in 2004. to support urgent coastal needs. this program is also vol tear and state-led with individual states opting into the program. in the areas hardest hit by hurricanes in the mid atlantic region, the council that was established by the mid atlantic governors in 2009, these governors worked together to address the coastal issues and address risk. state universities like rutgers university in new jersey worked to coordinate with states to determine how best to mitigate future disaster risks. the reassurance association of america has written an amendment due to concern about the risk. this program is not part of president obama's national ocean policy and was established by president bush. i thank you and yield back the remainder of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. flores -- mr. flores: i thank mr. runyan
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